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'''Abu ʾl-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi''' (''c.'' 940–1020), or '''Ferdowsi''' (also transliterated as '''Firdawsi''', '''Firdusi''', '''Firdosi''', '''Firdausi''') was a Persian people|Persian poet and the author of ''Shahnameh'' ("Book of Kings"), which is the world's longest epic poetry|epic poem created by a single poet, and the national epic of Iran and the Greater Iran. Having drafted the ''Shahnameh'' under patronage of the Samanid Empire|Samanid and the Ghaznavids|Ghaznavid courts of Iran, Ferdowsi is celebrated as the most influential figure in Persian literature and one of the greatest in the history of literature. He is widely regarded as the greatest poet in the Persian language. He was called "The Lord of the Word" and "The Savior of Persian Language".
Birth date''c.'' 940
Birth placeTus, Iran|Tus, Samanid Empire
Death date{{death year and age|1020|940}}
Death placeTus, Iran|Tus, Ghaznavids|Ghaznavid Empire
OccupationPoet
EthnicityPersian people|Persian
ReligionShia Islam
GenrePersian poetry, national epic
Movement| period = Samanids and Ghaznavids
Influences| influenced =
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Epic literature, Persian -- Translations into English
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Firdausi
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Firdawsi
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Shahnama
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Shahnameh
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University of Toronto - Robarts Library
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raten Favorites
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California Digital Library
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firdawsi
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firdawsī
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firdawsi; warner, arthur george, 1837 or 8-1903; warner, edmond, 1852 or 3-, jt. tr
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firdawsī, julius mohl, abou'lkasim firdousi
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firdawsī, adolf friedrich von schack
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gottheil, richard j. h. (richard james horatio), 1862-1936
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English
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